Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen will bring their SRV Retrospective show to the FM Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Saturday, Nov. 18, as part of the venue’s Live from the Chandelier Lobby Series. The band, fronted by guitarist and vocalist Dustin Douglas, recently performed at the legendary BB King’s in New York City following the debut of its Stevie Ray Vaughan set at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre.
“Not since I was probably just coming up, just learning, did I really sit and dive into Stevie as much as I just had to, so it was cool to revisit it,” Douglas told Highway 81 Revisited in January in advance of the River Street show. “It blows my mind. He never had any bridges…Then there’s just his playing. It wasn’t anything too technical, but it was so fierce and so honest, I think that’s why people gravitated to it.” (You can read that full interview here.)
The Electric Gentlemen are Matt “The Dane” Gabriel on bass and Tommy Smallcomb on drums.
Douglas, who fronted the band Lemongelli as well as performing in The Badlees, released his first solo album, “Black Skies and Starlight,” in 2014. In 2015, he and the Electric Gentlemen released their self-titled debut, which preceded 2017’s “BLUES 1.”
Watch Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen’s live performances of SRV’s “Little Wing” and “Couldn’t Stand The Weather” below.